Shore Medical Center Earns Top Grade For Patient Safety

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SOMERS POINT – Independent hospital watchdog, The Leapfrog Group, has released its Hospital Safety Score results and Shore Medical Center earned a grade of A for its commitment to patient safety.
The Hospital Safety Score is free to the public and is the only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety. The score gives consumers vital information about the safety of a hospital to help them protect themselves as well as their family members during a potential hospital stay. The score uses 28 measures of hospital safety data in order to create a letter grade score, ranging from A to F and was developed under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel.
The score offers a full analysis of the data and methodology used to produce the score on the website. Out of the 2,500 United States general hospitals analyzed in 2015 , 773 of them received an A score.
“Shore Medical Center’s commitment to quality and safety is second to none,” said Ron Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer for Shore Medical Center. “For the second consecutive year, Shore is the only Medical Center in Atlantic and Cape May Counties to receive an A grade for quality and safety from The Leapfrog group, and we are extremely proud of our clinical and support staff who work diligently every day to provide safe and quality care for our patients.”
For more information about the Hospital Safety Score or to view Shore Medical’s full score, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.

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